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Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

  1. #1


    philnolan3d Guest

    Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    I just built a new desktop computer and installed Vista Ultimate. As soon as
    I plugged in my Wacom Graphire tablet Vista installed this Tablet PC Input
    Panel, so now it's always hanging out at the edge of my screen and causes
    little tool-tips to pop up when ever I type certain keys like Alt, Shift, or
    Ctrl. It's annoying and has no use on a desktop computer. I can't take
    screenshots anymore without seeing this "Alt" tool-tip in them. Is there any
    way to get rid of it?

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    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    "philnolan3d" <philnolan3d@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:9A2CD80B-1B2E-4B1A-A910-6A7A4D62CC73@xxxxxx

    >I just built a new desktop computer and installed Vista Ultimate. As soon
    >as
    > I plugged in my Wacom Graphire tablet Vista installed this Tablet PC Input
    > Panel, so now it's always hanging out at the edge of my screen and causes
    > little tool-tips to pop up when ever I type certain keys like Alt, Shift,
    > or
    > Ctrl. It's annoying and has no use on a desktop computer. I can't take
    > screenshots anymore without seeing this "Alt" tool-tip in them. Is there
    > any
    > way to get rid of it?
    I have a Wacom Intuos, and I get the Tablet PC stuff when it is plugged in,
    but I have not noticed these tooltips. None of the TabletPC things get in
    the way. Check out the TabletPC settings in the Start Menu (use search box)
    and see if you can disable them there.

    ss.



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    philnolan3d Guest

    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel


    Ah, thanks I basically have to go through that panel and everything it links
    me to and uncheck every box I see. Not quite as hap-haphazardly as that, but
    you get my point.

    "Synapse Syndrome" wrote:

    > "philnolan3d" <philnolan3d@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:9A2CD80B-1B2E-4B1A-A910-6A7A4D62CC73@xxxxxx

    > >I just built a new desktop computer and installed Vista Ultimate. As soon
    > >as
    > > I plugged in my Wacom Graphire tablet Vista installed this Tablet PC Input
    > > Panel, so now it's always hanging out at the edge of my screen and causes
    > > little tool-tips to pop up when ever I type certain keys like Alt, Shift,
    > > or
    > > Ctrl. It's annoying and has no use on a desktop computer. I can't take
    > > screenshots anymore without seeing this "Alt" tool-tip in them. Is there
    > > any
    > > way to get rid of it?
    >
    > I have a Wacom Intuos, and I get the Tablet PC stuff when it is plugged in,
    > but I have not noticed these tooltips. None of the TabletPC things get in
    > the way. Check out the TabletPC settings in the Start Menu (use search box)
    > and see if you can disable them there.
    >
    > ss.
    >
    >
    >

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    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    Would anyone know how to uninstall or remove it so my mouse can work. When I installed it my mouse would not work, so I had to get a mouse that works in the USB port. Plus to get rid of the box onthe side go to control panel>uninstall a program>urn windows features on or off>unselect Tablet PC Optional Components and click ok>restart computer.

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    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    I had the same problem occur last week. I was traveling and did not have internet. I went to check my email for flight information and a Windows update wanted to finish. It could not complete since there was no internet. When I later restarted my laptop, the tablet input panel, which I had never seen before, was there, and my internal mouse would not work. I had not brought an external USB mouse along with me. Anyway, I am also interested in learning how to uninstall the tablet input panel to see if I can get my internal mouse back.

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    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    I fixed it here is how,

    (Normal View)
    Control Panel>Hardware And Sound>Device Manager>Human Interface Devices>IdeaCom HID Touch Screen (PS/2)>(right click) uninstall>restart (ok)

    or

    (Classic View)
    Control Panel>Device Manager>Human Interface Devices>IdeaCom HID Touch Screen (PS/2)>(right click) uninstall>restart (ok)

    That is it, my mouse is now working

    oh and if it tries to reinstall and a pop-up comes up click restart later/cancel then delete or uninstall it like before, but tick the box and click ok, it should be fully uninstalled and gone.

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    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    Thank you! That fixed the problem and I have my mouse back. The first time through it did reinstall the IdeaCom HID Touch Screen. I then read the rest of your message about disabling and deleting it. I'll have to see if it comes back again.

    This resulted from a Windows update on January 15th. Googling, I saw 3 or 4 complaints of the same thing posted on that day. Is that when yours happened as well?

    This was very similar to a problem with my internal wireless that happened a year ago and that I still haven't gotten fixed. One day in November 2007 it stopped working, although all diagnostics say it is fine. 10 or more hours of phone support from Dell resulted with them saying I should reinstall Vista, but I have too many things installed so I just bought a USB wireless card instead. You don't have a fix for that one, do you?

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    Re: Uninstalling the Tablet PC Input Panel

    The mouse uninstalled on the same day as everyone else, yes.

    I'm sorry I don't know how to fix your other problem, I might be able to if I knew the details about that device.

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